Slowly but surely, the old Batemans Bay bridge is being removed, with a new temporary navigation channel for watercraft to be set up for the coming months.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson confirmed the removal project had been "tracking well" since the removal of the first span earlier this month.
"Larger vessels can now travel up and down stream without the need to wait for the bridge lift, and in the coming weeks a further span will be removed to the north of the first span," the spokesperson said.
"The navigational channel will be relocated following this move and will stay in that location temporarily for a few months."
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As part of the removal project, work is continuing on the new shared path ramps and stairs from the northern and southern bridge entrances to the foreshores, new Wharf Road off ramp, Old Punt Road and Clyde Street foreshore area.
Steel from the removed trusses won't go to waste, with plans to recycle most of the material.
"Some of the steel from the bridge is being salvaged for use in the new sculpture while other items are being restored and will be cleaned up for a historic display at the Batemans Bay Heritage museum," the spokesperson said.
"The remaining steel will be sent for recycling."